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First shipment of SOP purification plant equipment for Beyondie project begins

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Kalium Lakes has announced that German engineer and equipment supplier Ebtec GbR (Ebtec) has commenced the shipment of specialised equipment for the Beyondie sulfate of potash project (BSOPP) purification plant.

This is the first of a total of 10 planned shipments, with the last shipment planned to leave Germany by the end of October 2020.

The shipment includes flotation cells, agitators and cyclones and is expected to be delivered to site ahead of schedule. Five more shipments are planned to leave before the end of August and will include conveyor packages, centrifuges, pumps, cooling crystalliser package, feeder, hammer mill, tanks, piping and instrumentation. The remaining shipments will include thickeners, tanks, piping and instrumentation.

Kalium Lakes’ Managing Director, Brett Hazelden, commented:

“There are only a handful of similar brine based SOP mines operating across the world and as a result access to specific equipment design, supply, construction and the necessary operating expertise is limited. Through the partnership with our German engineering and equipment supply consortium Ebtec, which has completed similar services for a successful SOP plant in Austria, Kalium Lakes is uniquely positioned in the Australian SOP development space. There is strong confidence in the design given the performance guarantees Ebtec has provided for SOP quality and production throughput. As we have come to expect working with the efficient team at Ebtec, this equipment has been manufactured on time and all aspects of the planned delivery are ahead of schedule.”

Dr Markus Pfänder, Ebtec’s executive representative, commented:

“We are glad that despite of the Corona crisis we could manage to deliver ahead of schedule. The equipment that is currently being sent to Australia is based on decades of experience, extensive testing and a proven supply chain. This combination gave us sufficient confidence to provide respective performance guarantees and thereby ensure the success for the Beyondie SOP Project.”

Kalium Lakes can also report that other non-Ebtec supplied equipment has commenced delivery, also ahead of schedule, with the boiler package recently received at the Beyondie SOP project processing plant construction site and the chillers and cooling towers currently stored in Perth awaiting transfer to the site.

Read the article online at: https://www.worldfertilizer.com/project-news/25062020/first-shipment-of-sop-purification-plant-equipment-for-beyondie-project-begins/

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